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Carmelo Anthony part of forum in Los Angeles with basketball stars, police, youth and community leaders

OC Register (By DAN WOIKE) — LOS ANGELES – Michael Jordan, arguably the biggest star in NBA history and potentially its loudest voice, has always been mostly silent when it comes to social injustices.Monday morning, that...
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Miller: NBA's offseason intrigue more riveting than regular season

OC Register (By JEFF MILLER) — No one knows basketball success quite like Phil Jackson, who can’t even wear all his NBA title rings simultaneously unless he pierces his ears with two of them and sticks the 13th through his...
  • 8 days ago
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Knicks' Carmelo Anthony organizing forum in Los Angeles to address shootings involving black men and law enforcement

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LAS VEGAS – As the veteran leader of the U.S. Olympic basketball team, Carmelo Anthony plans to hold a meeting. His message will involve something far more serious than outlining what it will take...
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Lakers forward Julius Randle relishing heavy offseason workload, U.S. Select team experience

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LAS VEGAS – Based on a summer schedule filled with two-a-day workouts and his seemingly endless supply of energy, Lakers forward Julius Randle looks like someone who is in a rush to check things...
  • 9 days ago
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Kobe Bryant has some advice for his 17-year-old self

Los Angeles Times (Chuck Schilken) — Kobe Bryant seems to have more time to think, now that he’s retired from the NBA. The Lakers legend has come up with some advice to offer a younger version of himself on the brink of signing his...
  • 9 days ago
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Duke's Coach K thinks Lakers' Brandon Ingram is already on fast track to success

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LAS VEGAS – The smile on Mike Krzyzewski’s face mimicked the satisfaction a proud father feels about a son’s accomplishments.The subject was Lakers rookie forward Brandon Ingram and how he left a...
  • 10 days ago
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Kevin Durant: Lakers are 'couple years away from where I wanted to be'

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LAS VEGAS – The Lakers chased another star. Once again, that star ran away.This time, the reasons had nothing to do with personality conflicts with teammates, salary or a poor sales pitch in a...
  • 11 days ago
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Lakers second-round pick Ivica Zubac's summer performance draws rave reviews

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LAS VEGAS – The viewing party started at 4:30 a.m., an ungodly hour usually only reserved for extended stays here at the casinos and posh nightclubs. For Ivica Zubac’s friends and family members...
  • 12 days ago
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Summer school will continue for the Lakers' Brandon Ingram, who will train with the U.S. Select team

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LAS VEGAS – Everywhere Brandon Ingram turned, he could have easily noticed the finality approaching.The passionate Lakers crowd that dominated these Summer League games appeared smaller. After...
  • 12 days ago
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Lakers' Larry Nance Jr. listed as day-to-day with sprained right wrist

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LAS VEGAS – The pain seemed immediately evident as Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. landed on the court with a loud thud. The ominous signs continued when Nance needed ice to treat a right wrist he...
  • 14 days ago
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Three takeaways from the Lakers' summer league loss to Cleveland

Los Angeles Times (Broderick Turner) — 1. It was all going so well for Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell in the first half Thursday night, the game coming easy and his swag as high as ever. But Russell fell back to earth with a thud in...
  • 14 days ago
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Lakers say Larry Nance Jr. suffers probable broken right hand

Los Angeles Times (Broderick Turner) — The Lakers said forward Larry Nance Jr. suffered a “probable” break in his right hand during an 88-80 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night in the summer league in Las Vegas. The...
  • 14 days ago

Lakers lose Larry Nance Jr. to probable fracture in hand in Summer League loss to Cavaliers

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LAS VEGAS – The cuts looked sharp. The passes looked crisp. And the shot attempts looked easy to convert. Ever since the Lakers hired Luke Walton as their head coach, those skills represent the...
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NBATV's 'The Starters' offers brand of basketball analysis that's perfectly suited for Las Vegas Summer League

OC Register (By DAN WOIKE) — LAS VEGAS – There are really two places where you can get things accomplished at the Las Vegas Summer League – the court and the concourse.On the floor, D’Angelo Russell can inject optimism into...
  • 15 days ago
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Lakers coaches encouraging everyone, even rookie center Ivica Zubac, to 'let it fly' from 3-point range

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LAS VEGAS – A long-distance attempt once earned Andrew Bynum a quick trip to the bench, and former Lakers coach Byron Scott didn’t exactly encourage them either.The 3-point shot will no longer be...
  • 16 days ago
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Lakers praise Brandon Ingram for not shying away from contact

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LAS VEGAS – As he moves all over the court, Brandon Ingram feels an overwhelming sensation that does not involve nerves, fatigue or information overload.Instead, it all points to the Lakers’ No. 2...
  • 16 days ago
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Lakers' Tarik Black believes he'll get a 'fair shot' to earn playing time from Coach Luke Walton

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LAS VEGAS – The nearly three-hour drive left Tarik Black with plenty of time both to count his blessings and future riches. Unlike the countless tourists that trek from Los Angeles to Las Vegas,...
  • 16 days ago
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NBA amends 'Hack-a-Shaq' rules

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — Somewhere, Shaquille O’Neal is smiling. The NBA on Tuesday amended its rule for intentional fouls away from the ball, a move meant mainly to improve quality of play in certain situations. The...
  • 17 days ago
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Three takeaways from the Lakers' summer-league win over Golden State

Los Angeles Times (Broderick Turner) — 1. There were more than enough accolades given to Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell because of his 22-point outburst in the first half against Golden State  on Monday night. Russell carried his...
  • 17 days ago
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Another big night for Lakers' D'Angelo Russell, but coaching staff still wants to see a 'more mature approach to the game'

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LAS VEGAS – Seemingly every play involves a highlight-reel moment. D’Angelo Russell has dazzled the partisan crowd this past week with a confident presence, a game-winning 3-pointer and quick...
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Blog Articles

State authorities face push back in effort to control and warn about mercury in fish at nearly 200 state reservoirs

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Louis Sahagun) — BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. -- State water authorities and nine local water quality control boards are developing a statewide mercury control program aimed at reducing mercury levels and limiting...
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Russian Olympic medalist, a Trojan Swim Club member, tests positive for meldonium but won't be punished

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Nathan Fenno) — 2016 Rio Summer Olympics: Keep track of all the Rio Olympics news July 29, 2016, 6:12 p.m. Full coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. 5:51 P.M. Russian Olympic medalist, a Trojan Swim...
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Jason Day makes a move at PGA, as Robert Streb (63) and Jimmy Walker share lead

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Tod Leonard) — The weekend is set up for a cattle drive of a finish. Ten players are within five shots of Streb and Walker,  including Henrik Stenson (67), coming off his British Open win, alone in fifth at...
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Two very different messages: See the side-by-side comparisons

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Christina Bellantoni) — Donald Trump outpaces Hillary Clinton in nomination speech viewers July 29, 2016, 6:01 p.m. The conventions are over, and the candidates are on to the general election: • In her acceptance...
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Dodgers owner on Yasiel Puig: 'I don't think we're moving him'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Shaikin) — As rumors swirled Friday about possible deals in which the Dodgers would acquire outfielder Jay Bruce from the Cincinnati Reds and trade away outfielder Yasiel Puig, Dodgers owner Mark Walter...
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Looking for the human moments beneath the TV filters of the Democratic and Republican conventions

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Robert Lloyd, Television Critic) — There are facts, and there is everything else — what we feel, what we believe, what we choose to disregard among what's been proved real, and what we choose to regard as real that is...
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Essential Arts & Culture: DNC set design, L.A.'s public art biennial, a ballet star in 'A Chorus Line'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Carolina A. Miranda) — Summer is supposed to be a sleepy time for the arts. Not in 2016! The week has produced intriguing stories on everything from convention architecture to a notable woman conductor to L.A.’s new...
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Baseball: Curtis Scott is returning as Newbury Park coach

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Sondheimer) —  Newbury Park has made a change in its baseball coach. Matt Goldfield, who was The Times' coach of the year in 2012 when he guided the Panthers to a Southern Section Division 1 championship,...
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Regents OK $8.5 million for 2 patients suing over financial conflicts at UCLA

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chad Terhune) — The University of California regents have agreed to pay nearly $8.5 million to settle two lawsuits alleging that a well-known UCLA spine surgeon failed to disclose his conflicts of interest...
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Leicester City just won a shocking EPL tile, but coach says it's a longshot the club can defy the odds again

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Kevin Baxter) — On the day Chelsea played Tottenham to a draw last May, clinching an improbable English Premier League title for longshot Leicester City, the Leicester City coach was 1,300 miles away in Rome,...
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SpaceX wins second NASA mission to take crew to space station

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Samantha Masunaga) — NASA has ordered a second mission from SpaceX to take astronauts to the International Space Station. The Hawthorne space company received its first order from NASA in November. Both SpaceX...
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Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar is battle of Eclipse Award winners

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Jim Lindgren) — It will be Eclipse Award winner versus Eclipse Award winner in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar on Saturday. Beholder, a three-time reigning Eclipse Award winner, was Del...
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PGA notes: This time, it's Jordan Spieth in a rules kerfuffle

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Tod Leonard) — Another major golf championship, another rules squabble. This time it came at the PGA Championship on Friday at Baltusrol Golf Club and involved one of the game’s most high-profile players,...
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Turkey and U.S. at loggerheads over purge of top military officers in wake of coup attempt

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Roy Gutman) — Turkey’s military formally ousted a large part of its general officer corps Friday for alleged participation in the failed July 15 military coup, and a public clash broke out between the...
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Football: Kamulali brothers transfer from Chatsworth to Sierra Canyon

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Sondheimer) — The City Section has lost one of its fastest, most promising athletes in Daniel Kamulali , the City 100 meters track and field champion who has transferred from Chatsworth to Sierra Canyon. ...
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Firestone scion gets her price and more for Pacific Palisades home

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Neal J. Leitereg) — Mary Firestone, an actress and great-granddaughter of Harvey S. Firestone, the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., has sold her home in Pacific Palisades for $3.79 million, or...
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Huntington Hospital accepts California's end-of-life law

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (David Lazarus) — The board of directors of Pasadena’s Huntington Hospital, rejecting the recommendation of the facility’s doctors, has voted to participate in California’s controversial End of Life Option Act,...
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It's been a lethal year for police. But here's what's behind the numbers

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Joe Mozingo) — The deadly ambushes of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., this month raised fears of a wave of violence against law enforcement, with subsequent police slayings in Kansas...
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Donald Trump declares 'gloves off' in general election and dwells on past controversies

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Melanie Mason) — Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton's nomination speech was 'average' July 29, 2016, 3:43 p.m. The conventions are over, and the candidates are on to the general election: • In her acceptance...
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Defending champion Hiroto Ohhara is eliminated from the U.S. Open of Surfing

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Renee Griffin) — There was just a single round of World Surf League Qualifying Series competition at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach on Friday, but those eight heats saw the elimination of last...
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